Neil Young's new album Peace Trail released on December 12th. Pre-order here (Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link
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"Neil Young's 1973 live opus Time Fades Away has attained semi-mythic status among Young aficionados for a number of reasons, not all of them strictly musical. For one thing, Young himself has called it the worst record he ever made, telling a British journalist in 1999 that 'it makes me so nervous. The whole tour was a nervous experience. It wasn't really a lot of fun. I kind of got into documenting that vibe. It's not something I want to listen to a lot and when I listen to it I'm not that impressed.'
With an anti-endorsement like that, who could blame fans for being drawn to the album like cellphone camera-wielding travelers to a freeway wreck?"
From Modular People: "Wolfmother have been included on the War Child: 10 compilation, covering Neil Young's After The Gold Rush classic, 'Don't Let It Bring You Down'. Joining the track list ranks with Wolfmother are big guns such as Radiohead, New Order and Beck just to name a few."
From Entertainment Weekly, Norah Jones reveals her current listening: "But I’m, like, obsessed with Neil Young. I’m listening to Zuma and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere a lot. He seems like someone that just does whatever the hell he wants. And God love him for that!"
From Leigh: "On the Greendale feature film, if you go to 'more' and go onto the 'family tree' and click on 'edith' it says that she made a record and then on the bottom of the third page, it says play record. you hear 'don't fence me in' by edith. presumably this is actually Pegi with possibly Neil on guitar.
"In one way, I like to think of Kathleen Edwards as the female Neil Young. OK, Edwards is prettier, younger, slimmer, and to my knowledge has only ever recorded one guitar solo of her own, while her male compatriot is of course famed for his massively extended live ones. But they share much commonality of spirit. It is her view of the human condition, and how she expresses it lyrically and in music, that puts Kathleen Edwards right up there."